An irate M. Prise de Courant, the President of EDF, calls me to say that far from sitting in a cafe, munching garlic baguettes, smoking Gauloises, and drinking Pernod, his post operatives are in fact out and about on Victoria Parade, demolishing the excess ironmongery as we speak.
I rush to the window, and at that very moment a truck full of old posts whizzes past, presumably on its way to the old posts home.
This is a victory, I feel, for the small man/millionaire. But we must also not forget the part played in this triumph by our very own car crushing, viridescent local councillor, Dave Green. If it wasn't for him, we might have had to make do with concrete lamp posts for the rest of eternity.
Councillor Green, Ramsgate salutes you!